Kitchen escape: 5 sunny Greek recipes to try
As the Eid holiday approaches, we’re bringing Greece’s delicious flavours to the comfort of our kitchen with our top Greek recipes to try.
From its white-washed walls and crystal blue waters, to its hidden, romantic alcoves and bougainvillaea-covered courtyards – the sun-kissed beauty of Greece is truly a sight to behold. But aside from its stunning surroundings, the country is rightly famed for its fresh Mediterranean flavours – from simple salads to hearty one-pots like the traditional moussaka, and refreshing tzatziki to sweet baklava.
At Hello Chef, we are huge fans of the Greek cuisine. So for those of you sticking around during the upcoming Eid break, why not bring the flavours of Greece and its idyllic islands to your very own kitchen? Holiday from home with our pick of top Greek recipes for you to try:
Greek Lamb Meatballs with Bean Stew and Feta
Packed with fresh flavours and served sharing style in the centre of the table, there’s nothing not to like about this Greek recipe. The sweet tomato base is topped with salty feta and tangy olives, serving up traditional Greek flavours in just over 30 minutes.
Greek Prawn and Feta Orzo with Thyme
The Greeks are known for their orzo dishes, so if you have never tried this form of short-cut pasta, then now is your chance! This easy orzo dish has so much flavour: from zingy lemon and earth thyme, to salty feta to finish it off. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken with Greek Salad and Feta
This recipe is based on the Mediterranean diet, which is more of an eating pattern than a strict diet. It’s based on research stating that people living in Mediterranean countries live longer!
Greek Beef and Eggplant Pastitsio
We like to think of Pastitsio as Greek lasagna! But instead of pasta, our low-carb version uses roasted eggplant for its layers and tops them with minced beef and a homemade bechamel sauce. Comfort food at its best!
Greek Prawn and White Bean Saganaki
Saganaki refers to various Greek dishes that are prepared in a small heavy bottomed frying pan – which itself is called a saganaki. If you have an oven-proof pan that can be used for this, pop it in the oven at Step 5 until the feta begins to turn golden.
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